Live & Local

Live & Local is a not-for-profit arts organisation working with a
network of voluntary groups across Derbyshire, Staffordshire,
Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire and

 Leicestershire. We provide a range of support for arts activities that
keep people in touch with their communities and enhance their quality of

The Kirk Langley Village Hall Committee is proud to be a Live and Local promoter on behalf of the Kirk Langley community and we hope you will be able to come along and enjoy the wonderfully diverse and exciting acts that are on offer. For more information and details of other shows in the region go to their website

We have had confirmation regarding our upcoming shows for the 2017/18 season:

Friday 27 October 2017: Team Viking 

Five years ago, James Rowland’s best friend Tom was diagnosed with heart cancer and given three months to live. His last wish was to be given a full viking burial.

This is low-tech, honest and simple theatre/storytelling with a real connection to an audience. Bearded and naturally sporting a Viking helmet, James holds the audience in the palm of his hand as he relates this very personal, and often side splittingly funny tale.


Thursday 8 February 2018: Tim Kliphuis Trio Goes Grappelli 

Improvising concert violinist Tim Kliphuis is making now waves in Holland with his Sextet programme "The Art of Improvisation". His Trio is joined by three world class chamber musicians in a profoundly moving concert featuring the music of Duke Ellington, Richard Strauss, Aaron Copland and much more.


Friday 4 May 2018: Zoe Gilby Quartet in Concert  

Thanks to links with Jazz UK, and following similar schemes in previous years for rural touring, we are able to offer two top quality Jazz peformances which would normally be completely out of reach for us all to book. One these shows on offer is exceptional jazz singer and songwriter Zoë Gilby with her band which includes double bassist husband Andy Champion, guitarist Mark Williams and drummer Richard Brown.

This is a 'tight' band who have been together long enough to become a swinging unit with great personal skills, and good stage presence. They are confident performers and Zoe has a lovely friendly chatty manner when introducing the numbers, either telling how they came about or recalling who she first heard singing it.

Their music includes plenty of familiar composers - Pink Floyd to Kate Bush but also superb interpretations of the classic 'Great American Songbook' and self penned pieces with a lively subject matter ranging from a fictional pub to her first impressions of Marrakesh to songs about lost love. The band have performed with some of the UK top jazz musicians and regularly tour the UK and internationally at prominent jazz festivals and venues.

More details coming soon; meanwhile put these dates in your diary.

Our previous show:

Thursday 20th April - The Oxford Concert Party

With a repertoire of three hundred years of music from around the world which they turn upside down and infuse humour, energy, passion and pathos. It was a mix of Vivaldi, French café music, Argentinean tangos, Irish Laments and polkas from Finland and their name comes from the fact that they have a real sense of occasion, creating a party atmosphere wherever they play. They really have fun in their concerts with virtuoso performances, zany and offbeat (but never off-putting) humour.

The six musicians were led by Arne Richards who had a lovely way of getting an audience involved during a performance.


Previous shows:

December 2010 - Helen Barrett
March 2011 - The Old
Dance School
  December 2011, The Buried Moon
March 2012 - Spaghetti Swing
May 2012 - Kel Elliott
November 2012 - Fairgame Theatre-Hansel and Gretel
April 2013 - Hot Fingers in Concert with 'Spats' Langham
June 2013 - Ashley Hutchings and the Rainbow Chasers
October 2013  - Juliet Kelly, Celebrating the Divas of Jazz

February 2014 - The Churchfitters
March 2014 - A Thousand Kisses Deep with Christine Tobin
May 2014 - A Night at the Movies and More with Fordante
October 2014 - The Urban Folk Quartet
January 2015 - Heads South In Concert
March 2015 - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
May 2015 - Blair Dunlop in Concert
October 2015 - Graffiti Classics
February 2016 - The After Hours Quintet
April 2016 - The Remi Harris Project
October 2016 - The Opera Dudes - Mission Improbable
February 2917 - Kel Elliott - Truth and Tall Tales